The Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria, EXMAN, has sworn-in the Managing Director of Ideas House, Mr. Kehinde Salami who emerged the new president of the association, at the EXMAN awards ceremony.
Other elected members that constitute the new excos for the association include Tolulope Medebem; Vice-President, Angela Ukara-Makinwa; General Secretary, Owolabi Mustapha; Financial Secretary and Gil Kemami; Publicity secretary.
Also, out of a 5 executive members of the previous exco only Salami returned while Olaniyan, Oladunjoye Wole, Kayode Idowu and Oshinibosi Abiodun did not return.
Mr. Kayode Olagesin and Dr. Rotimi Olaniyan, both EXMAN past presidents, were unanimously elected new trustees replacing Chris Parkes and Ehi Braimah for a three year term while the new excos are elected for a one year renewable term.
In his inaugural speech as the President of the association, Kehinde Salami expressed his pleasure at his election and praised the effort of his predecessors at taking EXMAN to the heights attained in the last four years, noting that, “The baby which was born and nurtured by my predecessors, Mr. Kayode Olagesin, our first president and more recently, Dr. Rotimi Olaniyan, is now happily crawling with notable features” he said.
“Our industry is a unique one, playing an increasingly leading role in growing Nigerian brands through meaningful experience. Because marketing is beyond exposure to engagements, the constant demand for our industry expertise is growing exponentially and our responsibility lies in our ability to properly organize ourselves, play vital roles and deliver inspiring works.
Kehinde further expressed his readiness to work closely with the association’s excos in institutionalizing desired changes in EXMAN.
“My tenure will usher in a new and renewed vigour for professionalism, integrity, training, capacity building and the pursuit of a single basic interest tariff and to partner with government at all levels. The Excos and I will deliberate extensively on a wide range of programmes we will action embedded within a larger blueprint.” he said.
Similarly, the Mr. Parkes who has been in the industry for upwards of 2 decades advised that the younger generations to increase their professional depth and create value of their clients.